Stop Killing Raccoon Dogs to Make Hats

Target: Darrell Kopke, CEO of Kit and Ace

Goal: Do not brutally murder animals for fur.

A Canadian company allegedly tortures and kills canines in order to add unnecessary material to clothing. We need to take action to better ensure these animals are treated humanely. The company is accused of crowding animals in cages that are too small, stepping on them with force, and mercilessly skinning them alive. It is pretty disgusting to realize that animals are likely being tortured for the sole purpose of making fashionable hats.

The company, Kit and Ace, is reportedly making hats with pom-poms that are made out of Asian raccoon. The Asian raccoon, also known as a raccoon dog, is actually part of the canine family. According to the Vancouver Humane Society, the company is purposely placing the label “Asiatic raccoon” on their product labels so that people will be less likely to realize the animal is more closely related to the domestic dog than it is to the raccoon. They further explain that such knowledge would put a dent in sales.

Demand that this company not use animals to make their products and, if any animals are in company care, ensure that they be immediately released to a proper sanctuary. Many more innocent creatures may suffer if steps are not taken to ensure the safety of these innocent creatures.


Dear Mr. Kopke,

It has been alleged that your company is responsible for torturing and killing animals that belong to the canine family in order to use their fur for your products. It is more important that animals be treated humanely than it is for their fur to be used to make a fashion statement.

The Vancouver Humane Society surmises that your products are labeled as “Asiatic raccoon” because you don’t want people to realize the animal is more closely related to the domestic dog than it is to the raccoon.

It has also been reported that the animals you use to make your products in China are stuffed in cages that are too small and then allegedly stomped on and skinned alive. Terrorizing and killing animals to make hats is completely unacceptable.

If your company has any ethics at all, you will not allow animals to be killed for the purpose of making or designing clothes. I demand that you do not make any products out of fur and that you further release any animals under company care to a proper sanctuary. Animals deserve to live in a safe and tranquil environment, not to be worn on someone’s head and then tossed in the closet and forgotten about.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. these great animals do not deserve to die for clothing now.

  2. Wendy Morrison says:

    QUIT killing RACCOON DOGS No one NEEDS anything made out of these animals or any other!!!! Keep killing and there won’t be any ANIMALS left in the world!!!!!

  3. When people are too ugly that’s when they need to cover their ugly bodies with animal fur or skins. Others they don’t need to cover their bodies with dead Animal skins or feathers. Also those very same ugly people are the ones who have vicious hearts and no compassion or kindness to any one else. They are self obsessed cruel people. Period.

  4. The killing and torture of animals for fur is one of the sickest forms of animal cruelty imaginable. Kept in small wire cages, often with little food or water, the animals often, literally, go insane. Most are skinned alive!

    Anyone that owns or works for a fur farm has to be a sadistic psychopath!

    I don’t care if it is a racoon, a dog or a racoon dog! There is no way to justify this kind of monstrous psychological and physical pain inflicted on ANY innocent animals. And, in this case, for a damn hat?!

    NO ONE needs fur anything, especially not at the cost of incredible brutality!

  5. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

  6. LEAVE THE RACCOON DOGS ALONE — such sadistic monstrous acts against animals is immoral, unconscionable, merciless, insane — get some rationality — get some compassion — LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE — get with FAUX fur / FAKE fur — we do NOT need real “animal fur” — we have choices — SHAME ON THOSE who mercilessly abuse & slaughter animals — STOP YOUR BRUTALITY!

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